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Secondary Education: Absenteeism

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have more than five per cent. of secondary school pupils as persistent absentees; how many and what proportion of pupils are persistent absentees in each case; and if he will make a statement. (200988)

Information on the number of persistent absentees and the percentage of enrolments who are persistent absentees for each local authority has been placed in the Library.